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In this episode Gerry welcomes former Ole Miss Catcher and current Eastern Tennessee and USA Baseball Development Coach Xan Barksdale.
To start, Xan provides some insight on his background and personal playing career, shedding some light on the college recruiting process and how Junior College can be a good avenue for those who are late to develop or need some time to seek further opportunities.
From there, Gerry has Xan walk through his strength training experiences from his early career, all the way up to his time at Ole Miss with a veteran and respected strength coach. Things have changed greatly when it comes to the landscape, readily accessible information and application of programming in strength training and Xan's experiences show just that.
To finish up, Gerry reads some of Xan's tweets regarding topics such as testing for strength and conditioning and the importance in determining athlete readiness, the need for tracking progress in strength training, sports and nutrition and why it is important to not think you always have all the answers. The two expand into deeper conversation on the tweets, giving some practical insight to help athletes and coaches.
All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!
9:00- Tweet of The Week
12:52- Xan’s High School Training Experience
16:15- Transition to College Training
20:50- Xan’s Early Training Influences
26:10- Xan’s Hitting Training
34:27- Not Playing Division I is OK
41:18- Xan’s College Training
45:13- 1RM Testing?
51:00- Xan’s Take on the Shift in Training Today
52:30- Using Your BS Filter
57:25- Xan’s Philosophies
1:01:00- Discussing Xan’s Tweets
1:09:35- Behavior Change & Throwing Journal
1:15:30- Question Askers & Answer GiversSupport the show